2017-2018 College Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology/Sustainable Design Concentration, A.A.S.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program description. Engineering Technology offers a core curriculum with multiple concentrations: Automated Industrial Systems , Civil Engineering , Electrical Engineering , Industrial Maintenance , Manufacturing , Mechanical Engineering  and Sustainable Design .

Sustainable Design concentration. The Sustainable Design concentration introduces students to the concept of sustainability in the context of real-world problems, exploring the interaction of social, economic, and environmental systems.  The curriculum prepares students for critical analysis and problem solving of the built environment through the lens of sustainable energy, materials and technology.  This degree provides a technical foundation for individuals preparing to become a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP.  Students with a sustainability concentration have skills that apply to virtually any field or profession, although advanced degrees or certifications may be required.

Typical job opportunities: There is a demand for employees and leaders who know what sustainability is and understand its complexity, how to approach problems and solutions, and how to work with and draw from different disciplines.  By engaging a breadth of knowledge and experience, and by acquiring the skills to integrate various domains of knowledge, sustainability students prepare themselves for a variety of careers. Recent interest in sustainability within business and government has created new employment opportunities in positions like sustainability coordinators, assistants to civil engineers, environmental engineers, architects, developers, construction managers and directors.  Sustainability graduates may acquire positions in industry, consultancy, utilities, regulatory agencies, nonprofits, governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

Program goals. Upon completion of the Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Apply basic engineering theories and concepts creatively to analyze and solve technical problems.
  2. Utilize with a high degree of knowledge and skill equipment, instruments, software, and technical reference materials currently used in industry.
  3. Communicate effectively using developed writing, speaking and graphics skills.
  4. Assimilate and practice the concepts and principles of working in a team environment.
  5. Obtain employment within the discipline or matriculate to a four-year program in engineering or industrial technology.

Program competencies. Upon completion of the Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  A.  Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the concentration of study to specifically defined engineering technology activities

  B.  Demonstrate the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology by applying it to engineering technology problems using developed practical knowledge

  C.  Conduct and report the results of standard tests and measurements, and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiment or project results

  D.  Function effectively as a member of a technical team

  E.  Identify, analyze and solve specifically defined engineering technology-based problems

  F.  Employ written, oral and visual communication in a technical environment

Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies Department, (865) 694-6483 or (865) 539-7272

Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

See the General Education  section of this Catalog for electives. Students transferring to a 4-year institution must take MATH 1710  or MATH 1730  to meet transfer requirements.

Elective to be chosen from one unduplicated course in the categories of Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences in the General Education  section of this Catalog. Courses from the list of History electives will not meet the requirement for this degree.

3ENGT 1200  
Students not transferring to a 4-year institution may take ENGT 1200 .  Students transferring to a 4-year institution must take PHYS 2010  to meet transfer requirements.